Maria Pellerano, MA, MBA, MPH, is the primary caregiver for her elderly mother. Her interests include cardiovascular diseases, conditions of the lower back, behavioral health, and health literacy, particularly for the elderly population. Pellerano has been a PCORI Reviewer and an Ambassador. In the latter role, she has provided technical assistance on a PCORI-funded project and has spoken to professional healthcare groups about patient-centered research. Pellerano also is a community health faculty member at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. There she assists academic colleagues with research projects that engage patients and families from low-income, minority, and low-literacy populations in patient-centered outcomes research.
Engagement Award: Foundations of Patient Engagement in PCOR: a MedEd Training – Advisory Member
PCORI Merit Reviewer
Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Faculty
Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Chairperson, Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Alliance for a Healthier New Brunswick – Facilitator